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10-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By caloso

I wonder if he's talking about Race Blades or...

I wonder if he's talking about Race Blades or some other half fenders. Those will keep the crap off you, but depending on how you set them up, they direct a lot of crap into the brakes.
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10-27-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By caloso

Sorry I missed that you were on a freewheel.

Sorry I missed that you were on a freewheel.
10-27-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By caloso

44x15? (In my experience, it's easier to...

44x15?

(In my experience, it's easier to swap cogs than chain rings)
10-27-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 754
Posted By caloso

Shoot, I did my first season of CX on a Trek 660...

Shoot, I did my first season of CX on a Trek 660 with the skinniest knobbies I could find and old school centerpull brakes. It was fun.
10-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By caloso

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain....

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain. They're to protect you and your bike from the disgusting road water.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By caloso

If it's just time based, I agree that the best...

If it's just time based, I agree that the best way is to just go easy. This is a real opportunity to explore.
10-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By caloso

My folks have a place in Tahoe City and they're...

My folks have a place in Tahoe City and they're on their 3rd or 4th Subaru now. They loved their old Forester but the new one was a little high for my mom to get into so they went with a Crosstrek...
10-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 492
Posted By caloso

Yeah, no.

Yeah, no.
10-27-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

Good post. I had forgotten about the BT...

Good post. I had forgotten about the BT limitation to one device. I had a similar issue when I was trying to use Apple TV and the Kinetic was connecting to the iPad without me realizing it.
10-27-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By caloso

Is rain bad for your bike? Is it made of...

Is rain bad for your bike?

Is it made of spun sugar?
10-26-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By caloso

Funny. My Audi station wagon died this year and...

Funny. My Audi station wagon died this year and I would have bought an Outback if they still offered a manual. I got a Golf Alltrack instead.
10-26-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By caloso

You're going to need a new cassette eventually. ...

You're going to need a new cassette eventually. Just buy a new 11-28 cassette for $40 and avoid the hassle.
10-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

I don't have anything to contribute re connection...

I don't have anything to contribute re connection issues. On the power/cadence thing, I also have a dumb trainer. Trainer/tire tension needs to be tight and consistent. Once you've calibrated, try...
10-25-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By caloso

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-105-CS-5700-10-S...

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-105-CS-5700-10-Speed-Cassette
10-24-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,241
Posted By caloso

Some people like to be self-reliant and even be...

Some people like to be self-reliant and even be in the position to help others, if need be. And others rely on the assistance of others. I guess it all comes down to what kind of person you are.
10-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By caloso

No, hydraulic brake levers will not work with...

No, hydraulic brake levers will not work with mechanical brakes, if that's the question.
10-23-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By caloso

The only way to get reliable power numbers from...

The only way to get reliable power numbers from Strava is to use a power meter.
10-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By caloso

Another vote for Race Face Chester.

Another vote for Race Face Chester.
10-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By caloso

My set up is to use the iPad on a music stand...

My set up is to use the iPad on a music stand next to the bars, with the video mirrored to a bigger monitor with a Lightning to HDMI connector. Bigger monitor means more immersion means I can stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,120
Posted By caloso

My leg warmers have zippers, so I wear them over...

My leg warmers have zippers, so I wear them over socks.
10-23-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 530
Posted By caloso

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycli...

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/
10-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,423
Posted By caloso

I'm old enough to remember when red ribbons were...

I'm old enough to remember when red ribbons were to symbolize opposition to apartheid. Then briefly, anti-drunk driving and substance abuse awareness. And then HIV-AIDS awareness. So yeah,...
10-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By caloso

A couple things: Zwift works by power. It can...

A couple things: Zwift works by power. It can do actually measured power from a powermeter on the bike or trainer, or it can estimate it based on a power curve for your trainer. You'll need to...
10-22-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By caloso

I used a wrap of Stan's tape to make it airtight,...

I used a wrap of Stan's tape to make it airtight, and a wrap of Gorilla Tape to build up the bed, sealant, and a good quality tubeless tire (Clement MXP). Works perfectly, never burped.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,165
Posted By caloso

Freezing, which is about as cold as it gets here.

Freezing, which is about as cold as it gets here.
10-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,849
Posted By caloso

5 x (3' + 3') VO2max intervals before work this...

5 x (3' + 3') VO2max intervals before work this morning. I remembered that there was a park where my kid used to have soccer practice. A little less than half a mile around, no traffic other than a...
10-20-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By caloso

For our 20th anniversary this year I bought my...

For our 20th anniversary this year I bought my wife and myself new skis and season passes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By caloso

I have a 2013 Excalibur. Great all-around race...

I have a 2013 Excalibur. Great all-around race bike. Plus it had a BSA bottom bracket, external cabling, and a standard round seat post, so it was easy to build up and maintain. I bought the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By caloso

These. ...

These. https://www.costco.com/head-men%E2%80%99s-ultrafit-touchscreen-running-gloves%2C-black.product.100428847.html

As good as any "cycling specific" glove and half the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By caloso

I've hit 50 on Mt. Rose and Brockway towards...

I've hit 50 on Mt. Rose and Brockway towards Northstar/Truckee.
10-20-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By caloso

I would just use the 179 figure. It's your...

I would just use the 179 figure. It's your highest recent observed HR.
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By caloso

Sorry, not a tourer, but a long time commuter. I...

Sorry, not a tourer, but a long time commuter. I have this rack on my CX bike, which is my race it on the weekend, commute it during the week bike. It is a AL frame but CF rear stays. And no where...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By caloso

56.6 mph according to Strava.

56.6 mph according to Strava.
10-19-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By caloso

I have had a PM for awhile. I will say that when...

I have had a PM for awhile. I will say that when you start doing intervals with power, it takes a bit of practice to be consistent. I have an old Garmin 500 and I set one of my pages to show 10s...
10-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By caloso

I believe that your son won a mountain bike race...

I believe that your son won a mountain bike race on a mountain bike. Cross country (“XC”) is not to be confused with cyclocross (“CX”), although there are similarities. You’ll often see a mtb or two...
10-17-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,407
Posted By caloso

In my experience, eating a lot of lentils results...

In my experience, eating a lot of lentils results in a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions, at least locally.
10-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By caloso

And here I thought this post was going to be...

And here I thought this post was going to be about a COVID cure that involved eating Irish children.
10-17-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By caloso

I care more about efforts. That’s what I am able...

I care more about efforts. That’s what I am able to do on a particular ride. PRs are affected by external factors like the wind, whether you’re riding in a group, traffic, etc, but your effort is...
10-16-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,407
Posted By caloso

I love rabbit. I order it anytime I see it on a...

I love rabbit. I order it anytime I see it on a menu and I have yet to be disappointed.
10-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By caloso

I am seriously impressed with the CX remount. On...

I am seriously impressed with the CX remount. On snow, no less.
10-16-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

There are a number of smart trainers that do what...

There are a number of smart trainers that do what you describe. This blog will tell you everything you'd ever want to know about them....
10-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,407
Posted By caloso

We’re having lamb chops tonight. I sous vide them...

We’re having lamb chops tonight. I sous vide them for a few hours then throw them on a hot grill before serving.
10-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By caloso

I would be shocked if a 94 Specialized did not...

I would be shocked if a 94 Specialized did not have a standard BSA bottom bracket shell.
10-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,250
Posted By caloso

I think so, although it's been gradual. In my 30s...

I think so, although it's been gradual. In my 30s and 40s I used to see 190s fairly regularly during crits and the occasional 200, but in the last year I have maxed in the high 180s.
10-14-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15,520
Views: 892,849
Posted By caloso

I have a dumb trainer, so I'm curious what the...

I have a dumb trainer, so I'm curious what the erg mode does. Does it change the resistance so you're always doing the target wattage?
10-14-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By caloso

My Garmin 500, which is practically an ancient...

My Garmin 500, which is practically an ancient relic now, allows for this. I imagine all the new ones do.
10-14-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By caloso

Exactly. Even in a virtual world. I've been on...

Exactly. Even in a virtual world. I've been on Zwift a lot more this year due to the pandemic and the fires, and Strava counts all those segments as well. Seems like every time I do a Zwift ride,...
10-13-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,922
Posted By caloso

The hurt you inflict on yourself in a hard effort...

The hurt you inflict on yourself in a hard effort is different than the hurt caused by a harsh or poorly fitted bike. I had a Cervelo Soloist that was pretty harsh. It was an awesome crit bike:...
10-13-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By caloso

Fast is fun whether or not you ever pin on a...

Fast is fun whether or not you ever pin on a number.
10-13-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By caloso

This.

This.
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